Design Boom reports on Cypriot-based designer Stelios Mousarris, who has recently “used images of terrain taken from Google Earth to create the ‘Plexus Ping Pong Table,’ with a mountain shaped wire base and net. The entire piece is 3D printed.”
This solid steel structure “provides the games table with a stable bottom, which will withstand even the strongest ping pong shots, while forming an intriguing and almost sculptural piece.” Mousarris designed this ping pong table so it “can be easily transformed into a regular table simply by removing the detachable wire print structure serving as the net. With a span of 274 x 152 x 76 cm, this minimal yet complex design provides plenty of table top surface.”
The table features “a solid walnut timber surface, which covers the steel 3D printed structure, creating a striking material contrast to the black metal and resulting in a contemporary and unique furniture piece.”
While this is undoubtedly a fascinating and quite beautiful 3D printed sculpture, we here at Replicator World are forced to wonder where people are supposed to put their legs when using this table as a dining room item, for example.
It is beautiful, but is it functional beyond its initial ping-pong-ing intention?
Image and Quotes Courtesy of Design Boom